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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddington

We are buying our first property. Our property lawyer has calledto check if we wish to purchase extra conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's recommended for conveyancing in Paddington

The scope of Paddington conveyancing searches depends primarily on the premises, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your general attitude to risk. What is important is that you properly understand what information each search could supply. Then you can make a decision if you consider that you need that information. If unsure, ask your conveyancer to provide guidance.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Paddington?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Paddington will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Paddington. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Paddington.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Paddington it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Paddington commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Paddington.

I'm buying my first flat in Paddington benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not reveal to my conveyancer about this deal as it could jeopardize my mortgage with Accord Mortgages Ltd. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Paddington ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks will not issue a mortgage on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Paddington. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Paddington to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am intending to sublet my leasehold flat in Paddington. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A small minority of properties in Paddington do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Paddington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Paddington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Paddington premises is Flats 37 & 39 88/90 Portland Place in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extensions in respect of these two flats is as follows:- For Flat 37, the sum of £385,230.00 For Flat 39, the sum of £436,780.00 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 24.02 years.

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